Other Book-Related Ramblings

2015 Year-End Report + Top Ten Favorite Reads for 2015

It's still the holidays, right? Right? No? Okay. The Christmas holiday was, as expected, so busy as I gave more quality time to catching up with family and friends most especially because I got to visit my hometown and spent the last week of the year there. Online interactions had to be relegated to the backseat as I gave attention to more important things in life. But now is finally the time to catch up on my writing and so here is a quick summary of how my 2015 was in terms of books and book blogging and my top 10 favorite reads: My 2015 Year-End Report My 2015 Reading Goals were lofty (wh...
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Filipino Friday 2015 #3: Five Ways I Can Support Filipino Authors

What is Filipino Fridays? Here's an excerpt from the Filipino Readercon website: For those who are new to this activity, Filipino Friday is a weekly internet meme held during the Fridays of the Filipino Reader Conference month where Filipino readers around the world (like you!) are highly encouraged to take part in! To be able to participate in this activity, all you need to do is to read the weekly Filipino Friday posts, write a response to each weekly prompt on your own blog or any social networking account (which must be set to public for us to see it), and post a link to your answers in ...
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Filipino Friday 2015 #2: Five Things I Wish As A Filipino Reader

From the Filipino Readercon website: For those who are new to this activity, Filipino Friday is a weekly internet meme held during the Fridays of the Filipino Reader Conference month where Filipino readers around the world (like you!) are highly encouraged to take part in! To be able to participate in this activity, all you need to do is to read the weekly Filipino Friday posts, write a response to each weekly prompt on your own blog or any social networking account (which must be set to public for us to see it), and post a link to your answers in the comments section. After posting your an...
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Ten Quotes I Love From Books I Read This Year

[caption id="attachment_1408" align="aligncenter" width="320"] Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme of The Broke and the Bookish[/caption] An hour before Tuesday in my side of the world ends and I should be working at this hour (I'm having my third cup of coffee -- unusual in my case so this deserves the mention) but my mind doesn't want to cooperate so here's a blog post for ya (thank God for memes and for fairly easy topics). This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic is about book quotes -- something that I really look forward to when I'm reading (gotta have that highlighter on hand always). I'm doing a...
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Happy 5th birthday, book blog!

Let's celebrate! Wow, I can't believe it's been 5 years. And here I am, thinking if I should still continue with book blogging. (But I recently renewed my subscription so I guess I'm sticking around here for at least one more year.) Honestly, my life's had some adjustments this year that it's been difficult for me to keep up with my blogging duties. Reading (non-work related) has become the least of my priorities and this also holds true with blogging. However, I also feel sentimental when I think about not blogging anymore because, you see, it's been five years. Five years of reading and putt...
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